These facts are nearly universally accepted by scholars, both Christian and skeptic. To those facts, I have added one of my own (#1 below). These facts are strongly attested historically, and they do not rely on the Bible being divinely inspired or even reliable to be accepted: Continue reading
In a book that I highly recommend, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, Gary R. Habermas, Ph.D. and Michael R. Licona, Ph.D. lay out five facts about Jesus that are basically beyond dispute. These facts are nearly universally accepted by scholars, both Christian and skeptic. They are strongly attested historically, and they do not rely on the Bible being divinely inspired or even reliable to be accepted. Let’s take a look at those five facts, and while we’re at it, I’ll add one of my own: Continue reading
Christianity, in its broadest sense, is the world’s largest religion with over two billion followers. However, because of the many denominations and varying beliefs and traditions, the term can be confusing and often means different things to different people.
So, especially for those who are newly exploring the faith, it’s important to answer the question: “At its core, what is Christianity all about?” Continue reading
In a recent post, we explored the origins of the gospels. These books outlining Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection, were written relatively soon after his crucifixion and, evidence indicates, are basically first- and second-hand accounts. The gospels of Matthew and John were written by two of Jesus’ original disciples, at least according to tradition and to early church historians.
Recently, while on a trip across the country, I was reading a book that repeated a common argument against the gospels being eyewitness accounts. Continue reading
You may be a committed Christian, secure in your faith. Or, you may be a curious person, open to Christianity, but wondering if there’s really anything to it. Regardless, you should read the following eight books.
They contain great insights for the curious, while deepening the knowledge of those who already practice the faith. Continue reading